Pickup raids. We canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t live with Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem and we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t live without Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem. For the players that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have the scheduling ability to raid with a guild, they have no choice but to raid with 24 other players ranging from the chivalrous to the downright nasty.
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a Naxx 25 pug on my alt Shaman which went somewhat smoothly for the most part. Patchwerk and Four Horsemen absolutely stoned the raid and we had to call it later.
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s how loot was handled and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to hear your thoughts on this.
1 Tier roll for entire night
1 Need/1 Greed for Spider and Plague Wing combined
1 Need/1 Greed for Military and Abomination Wing combined
I felt that it was simple and that it worked. With the amount of loot that drops in Naxx, this was simple, fast, and effective. Players were limited to only one tier piece, period. But having four other roles helped prevent sharding of gear and helped spread the loot around more than if it was just 1 need, 1 greed.
My Elemental Shaman clocked in at ~1900 DPS on Patchwerk. I got some more work to do, it seems.
Handling loot in pugs is a lot more different then handling loot in guilds.
Have you participated in any Heroic raids lately? How has loot been handled?